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Rockbridge Conservation’s Annual Community Cleanup

For over three decades, Rockbridge Conservation has been spearheading the Annual Community Cleanup in Rockbridge County! We partner with local organizations and governments and hundreds of volunteers to remove trash from our county’s roads and streams.

Each year during the last two weekends of March, Rockbridge Conservation, Rockbridge County and VDOT enlist the efforts of organizations and groups, students, families, and individual volunteers to help beautify our Rockbridge home.

Prior to the cleanup, we will post a page that has links to signup and lots of information on how you can participate! If you’d like to get involved in organizing the cleanup, please let us know!

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Sandy the Sea Turtle:

Sandy the Sea Turtle, a metal sculpture created by VMI engineering professor Jay Sullivan and cadets, has captured the imagination of school children and adults alike. The public art project highlights the value of keeping local land litter-free as a way of protecting our river and ocean ecosystems. Hundreds of colorful anti-litter pledges written by local schoolchildren brought energy and inspiration to this large installation in downtown Lexington. This “Ocean Protectors” project is a collaboration between Rockbridge Conservation, sponsor of the Cleanup, and Boxerwood, which provided special classroom outreach to 26 grade 3 and grade 5 classrooms.

Litter Cup Challenge:

In an effort to raise additional awareness about litter issues and spur some friendly competition in our community, the Annual Rockbridge Community Cleanup includes the Litter Cup Challenge! Each year, the group that collects the most bags of trash and/or large items takes possession of the Litter Cup (photo at right), created by Mark Cline, until the following year’s cleanup.


Click here for the 2024 Sign Up Page

Special Thanks to our partners!

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